Upon arriving at work early last Friday morning, an employee at DeKalb County Animal Services, Georgia, spotted a homeless young man curled up and asleep outside the front door.
But, shortly after being discovered, the mysterious man did not choose this place merely as a haven during the night.
As it turns out, the man has lost his best friend in the world – and he’s desperate to get her back.
“Our crib technology woke him up, and the man said his dog was missing,” Karen Hirsch, a spokesman for the shelter, told The Dodo.
The man spent all his proceeds paying for the bus ride to the facility, hoping that she was found. Luckily, his stray dog was retrieved when strayed about two weeks earlier – but it is being held at the new animal services facility across town.
Realizing that the man had no other way to get there but on foot, the crib technology decided to cover the cost of the passing train.
Afterward, rescuers at the new facility became acquainted with his little dog, Tata, whom Hirsch described as cheerful and healthy. When her master arrived, it was clear that he and his pet were rich in love, although he had little material possessions.
Obviously, see them reunited.
“You can see the joy on his face when they are reunited. Great. Both can feel the pleasure.
It raised the morale of people watching it. Love is love, no matter who it comes from, ”said Hirsch. “He probably puts the dog first in his life because, without her, he doesn’t have anything.”
The shelter waived their usual fees for the man and the couple to ask for assistance if they needed it in the future.
Recently, DeKalb County Animal Services launched a community outreach program to help homeless people in the area care for their companion animals.
“Some people don’t understand handing a pet to a homeless person, but some of those people take care of their pets better than some of us,” Hirsch said.
“If you see a homeless person with a pet and are hesitant to give them money, you can give them dog food or even a flea medicine. They also need water bottles.
Just essential items humans and dogs can use. Their pets are sometimes the only thing they have in their life.”